Videos tagged with "greys"

Betfair Handicap Hurdle 2012 [04:58]
An ultra-competitive handicap hurdle in which the greys dominated. Donald McCain's Bourne was a cosy winner in the end from the classy looking top weight, Smad Place. Swincombe Flame was third and Dunraven Storm fourth.
Tags: Donald mccain Horse Racing, Jason Maguire Horse Racing, Donald mccain, Jason Maguire, Peddlers Cross, Champion Hurdle 2011, Fighting Fifth Hurdle 2010, Ballabriggs, Kim Muir Challenge Cup 2010, Grand National 2011, Overturn, Scottish Champion Hurdle 2010,

Race with three Greys at Bonvilston proves popular with first time racegoers! [02:36]
One of the greys, Stoneriggs Merc, wins the race at 16/1 which was nice for several families I heard who placed small bets on it! One had not been racing since Desert Orchid as they had been abroad; but had clearly enthused their children with tales of the great grey! But watch the race through to the end. The staying on odds on favourite Kisha King is pressing him after the last; so Joseph Williams gives him a slap with the whip just to keep him going to the line. Now a small minority of people- often who have little interest in Racing or knowledge of horses worry about the whip. In fact; if you watch this video the horse comes right over to my camera and you can hear the whip and see the action close up. This should alleviate any worries - as you can see there is no way that the air cushioned whip has or can hurt or damage the horse in any way. So some say 'so why have it?' Well because horses are herd animals and use their teeth to communicate. A little nip administered by one horse will move the other horse on; or out of the way. Similarly the jockey uses the whip to keep a horse straight or keep it going or move him out of danger. Thus the stimulus of that tap of the whip has the same effect - the horse knows to keep going! As you can see from the video close up; the whip causes no problems for the horse who has a thick hair coat; but it understands to keep going. After all; while the horse clearly enjoys running; he does not know where the line is. You can see also ...
Tags: Whip, air, cushioned, race, greys, horses, horse, racing, steeplechasing, harmless, point, to, jockey, correct, use, of, slap, tap, Stoneriggs, merc, Kisha, King, Bonvilston, south, wales, welsh, grand, national, meeting, huge, crowds, atmosphere, family,

Horse Racing 1997 Swinton Hurdle Haydock Dreams End.avi [04:42]
Always followed Dreams End he was the last foal of Be Easy one of my all time fav greys on the flat in the mid 70's. Here he gets the better of the more than useful grey Shankar who had previously beaten him at Aintree.
Tags: 1997, horse, racing, national, hunt, horseracing, dreams, end, shankar, haydock, swinton, hurdle, be, easy

Horse Racing 1973 Topham Trophey.wmv [02:42]
Red Rum forever linked with this meeting but for me as an 8yo I just looked forward to it for 2 reasons my favourite greys Inch Arron in this race and Grey Sombrero in the National. Both were idols of mine at the time and this race put me on such a high little did I realise the total despair to follow in the National itself.
Tags: horse, racing, national, hunt, horseracing, grey, topham, inch, arron, sombrero

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